Re: Should I bring family to visit after mothers colon resection
You sound like a wonderful daughter. I am only 47 and recently had a right hemicoloscopy (think that's right!!) and am now in the middle of chemo. I was on holiday with my mother and my 4 children at the time (ages 12 to 7) and I know without my mother and family's help I would have found it very difficult to manage.
Your mother will not be able to lift anything heavier than a kettle for 6 weeks. No hoovering, dusting, ironing so basically no housework. So I am sure she will appreciate the help.
As for the children a few basic hygiene precautions will go a long way. Frequent hand washing, those antiseptic hand wipes and gels are a must. Your mother cannot hide in a bubble whilst she recovers and I'm sure the presence of her nearest and dearest will lift her spirits which makes a huge difference when you are recovering from a major illness.